Hokuto, Hokkaido

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Hokuto
北斗市
City
Flag of Hokuto
Flag
Location of Hokuto in Hokkaido (Oshima Subprefecture)
Location of Hokuto in Hokkaido (Oshima Subprefecture)
Hokuto is located in Japan
Hokuto
Hokuto
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 41°49′N 140°39′E / 41.817°N 140.650°E / 41.817; 140.650Coordinates: 41°49′N 140°39′E / 41.817°N 140.650°E / 41.817; 140.650
Country Japan
Region Hokkaido
Prefecture Hokkaido (Oshima Subprefecture)
Government
 • Mayor Junzō Ebisawa
Area
 • Total 397.29 km2 (153.39 sq mi)
Population (March 31, 2008)
 • Total 49,452
 • Density 125/km2 (320/sq mi)
Time zone Japan Standard Time (UTC+9)
Symbols
- Tree Japanese Black Pine and Japanese beech
- Flower Spring: Sakura
Summer: Marigold
Autumn: Mukuge
Address 1-3-10 Chūō, Hokuto-shi, Hokkaidō
049-0192
Phone number 0138-73-3111
Website City of Hokuto

Hokuto (北斗市 Hokuto-shi?) is a city in the center of the Oshima Subprefecture in Japan's northern island of Hokkaido.[1] It serves as a bedroom community for Hakodate, to the east of the city.[2] Hokuto was formed on February 1, 2006 from merging the town of Kamiiso, from Kamiiso District, and the town of Ōno, from Kameda District. Hokuto is the third city to be established in Oshima. (The second, Kameda City, no longer exists being dissolved just two years after its founding in 1971.) Hokuto is the second largest city in Oshima by population after Hakodate.[1]

Geography[edit]

Hokuto is in the middle of Oshima, a peninsula in Hokkaido's south. The southeast portion is mostly plains and the western part is more mountainous. The south borders the Hakodate Bay. The Ōno River runs north and south through the middle of Hokuto.

Neighboring regions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "北斗(市)" [Hokuto]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 
  2. ^ "上磯" [Kamiiso]. Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. OCLC 153301537. Retrieved 2012-12-02. 

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